draft board
noun Date: 1941 a civilian board that registers, classifies, and selects men for compulsory military service

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • draft board — ☆ draft board n. an official board of civilians designated to select qualified persons for compulsory service in the U.S. armed forces …   English World dictionary

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  • Draft board — Further information: Conscription in the United States Draft Board was a part of the Selective Service Act which registered and selected men of military age for conscription in the United States Local Board The local draft board is a board that… …   Wikipedia

  • draft board — noun a board to select personnel for involuntary military service • Hypernyms: ↑board * * * a board of civilians charged with registering, classifying, and selecting persons for U.S. military service. [1950 55] * * * draft board, a board of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • draft board — n. a tavern; a saloon. (Alludes to draft beer.) □ Larry is down at the draft board, slamming some beers. □ Let’s stop in the local draft board and toss a couple …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • draft board — a board of civilians charged with registering, classifying, and selecting persons for U.S. military service. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • draft board — noun (C) AmE the committee that decides who will be drafted into the military …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Draft evasion — is a term that refers to an intentional failure to comply with the military conscription policies of the nation to which he or she is subject. Such practices that do not involve law breaking or which are based on conscientious objection are… …   Wikipedia

  • board — n often cap 1 a: a group of individuals having managerial, supervisory, investigatory, or advisory powers over a public or private business, trust, or other organization or institution Board of Regents Board of Bar Overseers …   Law dictionary

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